Brown Bag Series


Fall 2018

Wednesdays 12-1pm

950 University Hall


The History Department is happy to present the brown bag series. The series is open to all faculty, staff, and administrators, we welcome graduate students as well. This series is an opportunity to come and create a network, learn from one another, and exchange new and innovative ideas. Each meet is an hour long and will be comprised of different topics.

Coordinator: Joaquín M. Chávez –

September 5: Lina Britto, Northwestern University, “Hurricane Marijuana. The Untold Story of How Colombia Became a Drug Paradise”  

September 12: Tim Herbert, Career Diversity Initiative

September 19: Gosia Fidelis, “Professional development session for graduate students, TBA.”

September 26: TBD

October 3: Gosia Fidelis, “Professional development session for graduate students, TBA.”

October 10: David Detmer, professor of philosophy at Purdue University Northwest, “Howard Zinn and His Critics”

October 17: Cancelled

October 24: Noah Glaser, Limited Liability Empire: How the French Intervention in Mexico (1861-1867) Shaped the European Colonial Boom” 


October 31: Chris Boyer, “The Green Revolution and the Politics of Hunger in Post-War Mexico”

November 7: Keely Stauter-Halstead, “Violence by Other Means: Citizen Denunciations and Internment Camps in Post World War I Poland”

November 14: Zukhra Kasimova “At the center of the periphery: Igor Savitsky’s collection of Soviet avant-garde art in the Karakalpak desert”


November 28: Elena Marasinova, Moscow Higher School of Economics, Visiting Scholar (UIC-Prokhorov foundation, Russian exchange) Talk “Writing a History of the Capital Punishment in Russia (in the second part of the 18th century)”